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Kidner Bridge


General View Looking South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #153137



Lost through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on CR 700 S
Grant County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1899; replaced 1994
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Pinned High-Triangular truss
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 184.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
700 S Bridge
Grant County Bridge #160
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45167, -85.52667   (decimal degrees)
40°27'06" N, 85°31'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/624932/4478932 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gas City
836 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2700112 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39184 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 3, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Corrected CR Bridge Number, added elevation, quad, photos
  • January 23, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name
  • April 22, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • February 5, 2009: Added by James Baughn


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER IN-78 - Kidner Bridge, Spanning Mississinewa River at County Road 700 South, Upland vicinity, Grant County, IN
  • James Norwood


Kidner Bridge
Posted January 24, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's uncertain if Indiana Bridge built any more of these "High Triangular" trusses besides Kidner and Peterson Ford in Indiana, and the one over Seven Mile Creek in Preble County, Ohio. But it has been documented that IBC erection crews complained about the trusses and how difficult they were to assemble.

Kidner Bridge
Posted January 23, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes, they are essentially Pegram trusses in configuration, but they are often not labeled as such because they are not quite exactly following the Pegram patent and Indiana Bridge Co. apparently had their own name for their design. Extremely rare and significant.

Kidner Bridge
Posted January 23, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This was a particularly interesting structure. These High-Triangular trusses in Indiana and Ohio seem to be some type of cross between a Warren and a Parker Truss, much like a Pegram Truss.